As its title suggests, this program simply copies file paths and sends them to the clipboard, but installation wasn't as intuitive as we'd expected.
Path Copy, unlike most applications, doesn't come with the typical installer program, such as EXE or MSI files. You'll need to visit the README file first to learn how to install it. Path Copy doesn't offer a dedicated interface, but it's integrated with the Windows shell and lets you copy file paths with a right-click context menu. The program copies the long and short filename, directory name, file path, as well as UNC and Internet paths for shared files and directories.
We like that Path Copy gave us the option to create our own copying methods by defining how paths are copied. We were able to replace texts, convert backslash to forward slash, change letter case, and enclose paths in quotation marks. Aside from the unintuitive installation, we were able to copy file and directory paths and create our own copying methods with no hassle.
Overall, this freebie is reliable and easy-to-use. Intranet developers or anyone who needs this type of functionality won't be disappointed with this application.
Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail, etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu. The context menu then offers nine standard ways of copying the path, in addition to the user defined copying methods that you create yourself: - Short Name: File/folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Name: File/folder name - Short Folder: Parent folder name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Folder: Parent folder name - Short Path: Full path name converted to 8.3 characters - Long Path: Full path name - Short UNC Path: Full UNC path name converted to 8.3 characters (only enabled in network environment) - Long UNC Path: Full UNC path name (only enabled in network environment) - Internet Path: Full UNC path name converted to Internet path (only enabled in network environment).